Echo Base Foundation has been (re)established in 2017 with the primary goal of organising events based on Star Wars. All proceeds, after all costs have been deducted, are donated to a charity determined by the board per event.
Echo Base Foundation is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 68615949.
Echo Base Foundation was active before from 2000 until 2005. It ran the Dutch Star Wars fan club Echo Base and organised Star Wars conventions called the Echo Base (Charity) Con. These allowed us to successfully raise money for the Dutch Cancer Society (Het Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds) and the Make a Wish Foundation (Stichting Doe Een Wens).
Echo Base (Charity) Con took place from 2001 until 2003 on locations in Maarssen and Nieuwegein. These events drew between 500 and 1.000 visitors.
In 2017 the fourth edition of Echo Base Charity Con took place, this time in Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Utrecht. With over 1.200 bezoekers the event was fully sold out and Echo Base Foundation was able to donate 11.604 euro to UNICEF via the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative.